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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 02:20 AM UTC

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Harv: Your cop car is great



Thank you Bob. I still haven't decided whether I want to add more to it or build a second vehicle.


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HARV I looked at the site but I could not see if the movie will be shown am or pm.



It is PM. I figure it should be a fun way to spend Halloween night.

Thanks again,

Harv
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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 03:51 AM UTC
Rip, you got it...give me alittle bit to fire up some pics and upload them.

Also, the short story of what happend...we were on a 36hr patrol and just got back.tired as heck, when this officer yells to us that he needed a hand, the other group was just getting ready to head out{and fresh} but he looks to us for help instead...sooooooo...I, being the group leader, grabbed a stray hand{with alittle bit or arm on it too} that was stuck on the truck still and proceeded to give him what I thought he wanted.....wasn't what he wanted I guess...go figure!{ahhhhh....good times!} Guess I'll never get make brass, cept the pair I already have........
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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 08:29 AM UTC
It is OK! with me Damian if you make Justin a General KEEPER but I will stay with the ranks where the fun is Bob thanks for the pics in advance I plan to steal a couple of your plow ideas .

Bob
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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 09:14 AM UTC
I was just joking i want to be in the guts man
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 01:58 AM UTC
Got sidetracked, but here's the pics Rip;



...if you need any others just let me know-
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 07:25 AM UTC
Bob, WOW! you have teeth I have dentures thanks for the pics it gives me another idea for my (3rd) build. Yes I am crazy, board, and attending school for accounting which accounts for my present state of mind or maybe no mind. Again Bob thanks for the pics, I still cannot wait to see your (what did you name it?) vehicle.


Bob
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 07:59 AM UTC
Ok! I am board so I played with another idea that my neice called "Wendy". I am still figuring out the locomotion (possibly Garret turbines) and chassis, but here is a couple of photos of the basic shape. It will be a fast recon vehicle.
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 02:37 PM UTC
Rip, What is that...a belt sander from he#!.....?

Sadly, no, I haven't tagged her with a name yet - all good ships should have a name - even land ships...but I did give her teeth to bite with as a consolation...just a few more to do yet!

Oh, the general construction of the blade is easy.....flat back piece to start with{the back of the headlights is that piece}, followed by an angled short lower cross runner piece, then the top angled{longer in height} cross piece...finish with end caps and viola!
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 03:02 PM UTC
Bob I had always heard that the wife has at least one more child than you are I count (that extra child is us!).

Looking at the side view from left to right ( left is the front and rear is the round butt) I am trying different wheel / tracks arrangement and I like a track locomotion with a small bogie at the front and a BIG drive wheel in the rear. All about the same shape as the body only lower

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 03:51 PM UTC

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Bob, how did you get the nice and smooth rounded shape of the styrene for this? Warm it up over a mold?
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 04:40 PM UTC
@ Adam:
1. the right and left side is styrene cut to shape.
2. R & L sides are glued to a bottom lined up (plummed) with a square or the best that I could do.
3. Bottom is layed flat on my cutting board.
4. R & L side is placed on the cutting board then slid next to the bottom, not on top. And glued with a liquid glue such as Tamiya Extra Thin. (it will seep through to the board and glue the styrene to it, but do not worry after the glue sets the styrene use a large carpenters square and push the peice until it comes free from the cutting board. (NOTE THE BOTTOM IS SHORTER THAN THE SIDES, START THE PEICE AT A POINT WHERE THE CIRCUMFERENCE MEETS THE BOARD AND IT SHOULD END AT THE END WHERE THE BACK CIRCUMFERENCE MEETS THE BOARD)
5. Glue perfectly square formers inside the R,L, and Bottom peices to square up the shell. Let dry completely.
6. Glue the top on and let dry.
7. Now everything does not go exactly as planned so adjust for the minor problems.
8. There should now be (4) peices forming a square or the shape you want.
9. I glued another peice on bottom starting in the middle (glue only the flat area) and let it dry. (this peice should be bigger in both width and length)
10. When completely dry the next area to glue is the circumference by using the same type of glue I put a massive amount on the area that will receive the flat peice, then I roll the styrene until it is on the flat side (the top or bottom) ending in the middle on top. Now the hard part, I do not have a clamp that would hold this in place so I use the good old fasioned had and arm power while watching tv.
11. When dry I put liquid glue on the circumference from the outside (the glue has a capulary action and will seep through) let it DRY!
12. Now trim away the excess on both sides ( I use an exacto knife on the flat then a parts removing cutter down the side on the circumference ).
13. Another peice is started butting up against the first peice on the bottom using the same process as the front ending on top butting against the peice on top.
14. PATIANCE, PATIANCE, PATIANCE, AND SQUARE CUTS THATS ALL. OH LET IT DRY COMPLETELY BEFORE GOING ON TO THE NEXT STEP.

Adam does this help any

Bob?
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 09:03 AM UTC
Rip excellent styrene work my man!I have got Gun #1 mounted and I am now working on getting #2 up.Here are some pictures and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 09:12 AM UTC
Justin, the gun (plastic and brass work) looks great, but how did you cut that awsome looking geared turn table

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 09:16 AM UTC
one tooth at a time making shore I stayed the same length all the way around
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 09:27 AM UTC
There will be another drive gear on the front and ammo belts coming of the side eventually
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 11:24 AM UTC
After taking a look at that weapon your promotion to General is awarded !! AWESOME !!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 12:36 PM UTC
Justin just one question. How are your thumbs now? Mine would have been sore until next week.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 01:24 PM UTC
sweet Auss am I still your hero?

Rip no joke!
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 03:39 PM UTC
okay, just watched Walking Dead on AMC. That should give a real boost to everyone here!
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 03:51 PM UTC
I watched it too. I have been looking forward to it since it was first announced.

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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 03:53 PM UTC
I have not been a zombie movie fan, but AMC's The Walking Dead was actually done very well and I found myself enjoying the series. "DITTO" what Bruce said.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, November 01, 2010 - 12:25 PM UTC
Looking good OD can't wait to see that strapped to the front of a machine
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Posted: Monday, November 01, 2010 - 02:23 PM UTC

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sweet Auss am I still your hero?



...maaaaan, it's gettin alittle deep in here.......I'm thinking someone{s} needs a "Hand"......I can help with that!.......{...your promoted to general...hah!}
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Posted: Monday, November 01, 2010 - 02:26 PM UTC

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Looking good OD can't wait to see that strapped to the front of a machine


Thank you sir...as of last night the main portion of the armored rolling chassis is complete and whole, now for the gas tank, oil tank, flame thrower fuel tank and intake/exhaust bracket rack.
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Posted: Monday, November 01, 2010 - 02:35 PM UTC

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okay, just watched Walking Dead on AMC. That should give a real boost to everyone here!


Bummer....I was eating...I mean handing out candy{wife took the kids out} and whilst I was doing that I spied some Bond flicks on and forgot about the whole Zombie show thing..........ooops...well, the candy and the one hot mother who came to the door was worth it!{her lil daughter was an angle while she was dressed as a devil....Oh how the mind does wonder{...wander!...see!}